William IV 1821P British Light Cavalry Officer's
Pipebacked Sword, Sold
A scarce William IV 1821P British Light Cavalry Officer's Pipebacked
Sword / Sabre, in overall good condition.
William IV = 1830 to 1837. This sabre has very feint etching now;
the maker's name is too feint to determine.
The 34 1/2 inch blade is in good condition, the etching a bit feint,
some rust spots, but overall good. Blade firm in the hilt. The early
1821P wide flared hilt / guard (note, there is no inner guard section
and it looks like there never was; a bespoke sword made to the officer's
specification within the limits of the official British pattern)
is in good order, some slight damage, some light pitting. The fishskin
grip is good overall, twisted grip wire still present. The steel
scabbard has some age (dings, light rust) but is good. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
A really good sword, a little bespoke, superb quill point pipe-back
blade, wide flared guard bars. Yours, take it, just £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q88 (0429).